Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1995 as part of the NBA's expansion into Canada, the Raptors are the only Canadian-based team in the league. They play their home games at the Scotiabank Arena.
  • Toronto heads to Indianapolis for Raptors-Pacers matchup
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    Toronto heads to Indianapolis for Raptors-Pacers matchup

    Toronto Raptors (36-13, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (31-15, third in the Eastern Conference) Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. Eastern BOTTOM LINE: The Pacers are 23-8 against conference opponents. Indiana averages 43.8 rebounds per game and is 18-7 when winning the rebound battle. The Raptors have gone 15-9 away from home. Toronto is 27-12 when allowing 100 or more points. The Raptors earned a victory in the last meeting between these two teams on Jan. 6. Norman Powell led Toronto with 23 points and Bojan Bogdanovic led Indiana with 21 points. TOP PERFORMERS: Darren Collison is first on the Pacers with 5.6 assists and scores 9.5 points. Victor Oladipo has scored 18.3 points

  • Spencer Dinwiddie and Serge Ibaka: Highly Owned Trade Bait
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    Spencer Dinwiddie and Serge Ibaka: Highly Owned Trade Bait

    Ranking by ownership percentage (95%), Justise Winslow is expected to be the #34 forward for the rest of the season. The projections have him 20 spots higher in the rankings. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Unless someone offers an even better forward value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for more FPs than Gordon Hayward who has virtually the same market rank (95% Owned) as Winslow. He is projected for 1050 fantasy points in 37 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#16) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Justise Winslow behind Barnes and above

  • NBA roundup: Rolling Raptors rout Kings
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    NBA roundup: Rolling Raptors rout Kings

    Fred VanVleet scored 19 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists Tuesday night as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Sacramento Kings 120-105. Kyle Lowry added 19 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who won their season-best 10th straight home game and are 9-2 in January. Pascal Siakam had 18 points and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors. C.J. Miles added 15 points and Norman Powell had 11 points. Marvin Bagley III scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost two in a row. ...

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    NBA G League Weekend Recap: Jordan McRae and Chris Boucher Accomplish Rare Feats

    This past weekend, two of the NBA G League's leading M.V.P. candidates — Two-Way Players Jordan McRae and Chris Boucher — accomplished equally rare and unique feats, respectively. The Wizards / Go-Go guard harnessed an offensive explosion that ascended him to the top of the charts, and the Raptors / 905 big man pleaded his case to be featured in the next “Quick Change” NBA halftime performance. Elsewhere in the minor league, one team honored the life and legacy of a very special figure. Here's a look at some of the top highlights from the past few days. With a 19-26 record heading into Monday, the Wizards are currently on the outside looking in of the NBA playoff picture. While they are 2.5 games

  • Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy weighs in on the GOAT debate
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    Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy weighs in on the GOAT debate

    The Raptors assistant coach weighed in on the GOAT debate on the latest episode of Inside the Green Room with Danny Green.

  • Raptors' Kawhi Leonard to miss third consecutive game
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    Raptors' Kawhi Leonard to miss third consecutive game

    Kawhi Leonard won't be playing in Tuesday's game against the Kings. The Raptors star will be resting during the team's road game at Sacramento, according to SportsNet. It marks the third game in a row Leonard will miss and it's unclear if he will play in Wednesday's game against the Pacers. Leonard has yet to appear in two games when they are on consecutive days this season. Leonard is averaging 27.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 36 games this year and is still the team's highest scorer, even though he's missed 12 games. The Raptors are being cautious with Leonard after he missed most of last season with the Spurs due to a quad injury. Despite Leonard sitting out a quarter of the games

  • Talk of the Towns
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    Talk of the Towns

    Mike Gallagher goes over the four-game Tuesday slate.

  • Prospect Report: Good things come in threes for the 905
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    Prospect Report: Good things come in threes for the 905

    After going on 12-3 to start the season, it's been a rough two months for coach Jama Mahlalela and the Raptors 905. Assignments, injuries, and call-ups to their main players severely handicapped the squad, and integrating new players to the team is still an on-going transition, especially for the prospects who had limited playing/practice time with the newbies. The last 905 Prospect Report covered games through Jan 5, 2019, and around that time, the 905 lost six of their last eight games after their hot start. While the ensuing week piled on two more losses (loss @ Delaware Blue Coats on Jan 8, 2019, and a loss vs Erie BayHawks on Jan 8, 2019), the competitive spirit was back. The 905 carried

  • NBA roundup: Rolling Raptors rout Kings
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    NBA roundup: Rolling Raptors rout Kings

    Fred VanVleet scored 19 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists Tuesday night as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Sacramento Kings 120-105. Kyle Lowry added 19 points and nine assists for the Raptors, who won their season-best 10th straight home game and are 9-2 in January. Pascal Siakam had 18 points and Serge Ibaka had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors. C.J. Miles added 15 points and Norman Powell had 11 points. Marvin Bagley III scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Kings, who have lost two in a row. ...

  • Lowe: Biggest All-Star debates, and 12 picks for each conference
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    Lowe: Biggest All-Star debates, and 12 picks for each conference

    It's that time! Rules: • I start from scratch. It's more fun to try to identify the dozen best players of this particular season in each conference. Some colleagues, including pocket square enthusiast Kevin Pelton, place more weight on a player's track record. I might use that as a tiebreaker, but I prioritize these 40-plus games. • I use the same roster restrictions as fans and coaches: a starting five featuring two guards and three frontcourt players, and seven reserves without regard to position. (I am among the media members who vote for starters.) Eastern Conference Starters G Kyrie Irving G Bradley Beal FC Giannis Antetokounmpo FC Kawhi Leonard FC Joel Embiid Reserve locks Blake Griffin

  • On This Date: Kobe Bryant scorches Toronto Raptors with career-high 81 points
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    On This Date: Kobe Bryant scorches Toronto Raptors with career-high 81 points

    On this date in 2006, Kobe Bryant erupted for a Los Angeles Lakers franchise record of 81 points in an 18-point comeback win over the Toronto Raptors at the Staples Center. Along with his career-high figures, Kobe also recorded six rebounds, three steals and two assists. He dropped his points tally on an efficient 60.9 percent shooting from the field (28-of-46), 53.8 percent from beyond the 3-point line (7-of-13) while knocking down 18 of his 20 attempts from the charity stripe. Quite a few of Kobe's 30-plus point scoring nights in the seasons prior came in a losing effort but not on this day - though the Lakers did find themselves in trouble in the second half. In the third quarter, the Lakers

  • Raptors forward Green enjoys first taste of NHL action at Maple Leafs game
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    Raptors forward Green enjoys first taste of NHL action at Maple Leafs game

    Danny Green hails from Long Island, but he's never been to a New York Islanders game. He never checked out the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., while playing college hoops for the Tar Heels either, so Sunday's Maple Leafs-Arizona Coyotes game was his first in-person experience. Though the home side fell, Green, who wears No. 14 for the Raptors and watched the hockey game in a No. 14 Leafs jersey, had a great time. “It was very exciting, interesting. First time seeing it live, how fast everything's moving,” Green said of the experience. Many Leafs players have taken in Raptors games, so Green was happy to return the favour and see something new up close. “I think most sports people that are

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    Kyrie Irving Shows off Passing Prowess in Career Night vs. Raptors

    BOSTON – Kyrie Irving had a message Wednesday night for any critic who has labeled him as only a scorer. That message came in the form of a career-high 18 assists against the No. 1 team in the NBA on national television. Taking the form of a true point guard for his Boston Celtics, Irving helped facilitate a 117-108 win over the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. “Somehow people still think I can't pass,” Irving said with a chuckle, after dishing out only two fewer assists than Toronto logged as an entire team. Those people must not be paying close enough attention. C's coach Brad Stevens, on the other hand, has been aware of Irving's strong passing skills for many years. “He's always been a special

  • NBA Wildcat Watch (January 19-22)
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    NBA Wildcat Watch (January 19-22)

    From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we'll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don't miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! We're going to get you all caught up on the Villanova NBA action from over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend, as well as what's going on Tuesday night. Kyle Lowry Kyle Lowry was dropping dimes in the Toronto Raptors' 119-90 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. He had 12 points (3-of-8 shooting), four rebounds, seven assists—with

  • Kings takeaways: What we learned from 120-105 loss to Raptors
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    Kings takeaways: What we learned from 120-105 loss to Raptors

    Playing without three starters, the Kings put up a valiant fight against the Raptors, but just didn't have enough firepower in the end.